BREASTFEEDING

 I provide many services to support your breastfeeding journey, including: prenatal counseling, education, and postpartum support by phone/Skype.

Parents frequently have questions or concerns about breastfeeding. Common issues are: sore or damaged nipples (which is not normal, and should be a reason to get help asap); making enough milk and baby's weight gain; baby's fussiness or nursing patterns; weaning; pumping, milk storage, and returning to work; overcoming thrush, mastitis, or plugged ducts; nursing older babies/toddlers; and sleep & self-care.

I've counseled and supported breastfeeding parents for 22 years, and was an IBCLC for 12 years. I am particularly experienced and skillful in addressing the emotional issues related to breastfeeding and becoming a parent, particularly when facing unexpected or disappointing situations. You will find me to be warm, solution-focused, compassionate, and non-judgmental, supporting you in your breastfeeding goals, while helping you to make a realistic and effective plans for resolving problems.

Fees:
Private prenatal breastfeeding class and/or consultation by Skype: $40 for 30 minutes; $70 for 60 minutes; $120 for 2 hours. I prefer Paypal for payments. Please contact me for more information.

BREASTFEEDING CLASS       Topics covered:
+ Benefits of breastfeeding.
+ How to prepare and get off to a good start.
+ Overview of how breastfeeding works.
+ How to know baby is getting enough milk (and what to do if he's not!).
+ Avoiding and overcoming common challenges.
+ Breastfeeding resources and support.
+ There is always time for questions!